Quinoa, why to introduce this as a carb alternative

Quinoa know as the mother of all grains from the ancient population in America has different reasons to be chosen in your diet:

  • Slow carbs release and naturally gluten free
  • Essential Vitamins and Mineral such as
In good amounts: 
Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus 

In relevant amounts: 
Folate, Copper, Iron, Zinc and Potassium
Vitamin B1, B3, B6 and E

Now for 100gr of cooked Quinoa contains:

120 Calories

21 gr of Carbs which 2.8 gr are fibres

4.4 gr of Protein

1.9 gr of Fat

Some additional facts:

  • As explained before is a low glycemic index product with slow carbs release (GI score 53) which good compared to other traditional carbs like white rice and pasta

  • Higher amount of Fibres than brown rice

  • Has complete proteins which is not to easy to find in non-animal products

  • Contains QUERCETIN and SQUALENE, both of them antioxidants

So all of these means that can be helpful to control and improve blood sugar levels and weight loss

Extra tip:

Giving a rinse before consuming is recommended to remove some natural pesticides (so usually is contained naturally in the cereal itself and is not any chemical put artificially) 

On the internet you can literally find billions of recipes so I will not copy and past any of them, really depends on your taste to search the more suitable recipes for yourself 

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